The visit of HRH The Duke of York to The Open University

Today Thursday 23rd May, His Royal Highness Andrew, The Duke of York visited the Open University. His Royal Highness was met by Martin Bean, the Open University Vice-Chancellor and Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire. The Duke met with a range of eminent guests and friends of the Open University an unveiled a plaque in the JLB Nexus area to commemorate his visit.

During the tour of Open Unversity innovation highlights, the Duke met with KMi Director, Professor Peter Scott, and KMi research student Drahomira Herrmannova. Peter introduced the Duke to our interactive book research and work in iTunes U and provided a perspective on ‘post personal computing’, and Dasha discussed ‘Big Data’ and learning analytics research.

Other University highlights included a discussion of our new FutureLearn venture, our new Open Educational Resource work in OpenLearn, and the new LTS App ‘OU Anywhere’.

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